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TE Bennett Hasn’t Had a Great Season after a Strong Camp

The San Antonio Express-News talks today about how the strong camp that tight end Martellus Bennett had has not paid off early in the season so far:

Dallas Cowboys second-year tight end Martellus Bennett was the breakout star of training camp, captivating fans and the media with his wacky commentary and one-handed catches. The Texas A&M alum still gathers a crowd when he holds court in the locker room, but it’s been quite a while since he did anything on the field that raised eyebrows. Bennett has only four catches for 40 yards in the first four games, numbers dwarfed by tight end Jason Witten’s team-high 23 receptions for 212 yards. So much for all the hype about how the Cowboys’ base personnel grouping — the two-tight end set known as the “12” package — was going to take the league by storm. “Well, we’re still working on it,” coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday. “Witten is obviously having a good year like he normally does. Bennett has made a play here and there, and he blocks for us. We’re trying to get him more involved, but it’s a work in progress.” Some Valley Ranch insiders believe Bennett shouldn’t be blamed, although he does have a couple of drops. They say the team isn’t calling enough plays for him and that Tony Romo continues to lock onto Witten.


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